News Roundup 10/4/17

  • The Trump administration is finalizing a plan for a $29 billion disaster relief bill. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • A Dallas police officer has been given nine months probation for shooting and killing a man. The shooting occurred after a high-speed chase. The man killed did not fire a weapon at, and the officer shot at him 41 times. [Link] Police Fyle
  • The US ordered 15 Cuban diplomats to leave the country. The US also withdrew 60% of US diplomats from Cuba. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • The US voted against a ban on the death penalty being made illegal as a punishment for homosexuality. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • General Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the US should stay in the Iran nuclear deal. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • John McCain criticized the Trump administration for not being transparent enough about its Afghanistan policy. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • Catalans protested and were on strike against police abuse for a second day. [Link] Spain Fyle
  • Catalonia’s president said Catalonia would declare independence from Spain within a few days. [Link] Spain Fyle
  • Iraqi Kurds will have parliamentary and presidential elections on November 1. [Link] Iraq Fyle

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